Tajik president, Afghan minister discuss implementation of joint energy projects
The progress of implementation of Tajik-Afghan joint energy progress was among major topics of a meeting of President Emomali Rahmon with visiting Afghan Minister of Energy and Water Resources Muhammad Ismail Khan that took place here on February 15.
reporters after a two-hour meeting with President Rahmon,
Muhammad Ismail Khan noted that construction of a 220
kV Tajikistan-Afghanistan power transmission line started on the
“The line will
be constructed in 10 months and it will provide the supply of 300 MW-hour of Tajik
We will recall
that according to Tajik energy authorities, a total cost of the
Tajikistan-Afghanistan 220 kV interconnection project is 55 million U.S.
dollars and it is scheduled to be completed in November this year. On the
The 220 kV Tajikistan-Afghanistan power transition line is 274 kilometers long, and 118 kilometers of it lies on Tajik territory and 156 kilometers on Afghan territory.
In the meantime,
touching upon implementation of the Central Asia South Asia Electricity
Transmission and Trade Project (CASA-1000), which will provide the supply of
surplus electricity from
“At first, it is
planned to supply 1,000 MW-hour of electricity via this power transmission line
per year and upon completion of the construction of the Roghun
HPP, this index for